Paul Komarek

Executive Committee

Paul Komarek is a consultant, author, and educator who works with behavioral health treatment programs, advocacy groups, peer support organizations, and community service systems.

Paul wrote Ohio’s first mental health curriculum for courts and jails. His book Defying Mental Illness: Finding Recovery with Community Resources and Family Support was named a top ten resource for families by Special Needs Book Review. His book SHARP Stop Heroin and Rescue People shows communities how to address drug overdose deaths. 

He worked with Dennis Banks, the founder of the American Indian Movement, on Longest Walk 5, a series of walks across America to address addiction, domestic violence and trauma.

Paul is a board member for NAMI Greater Urban Cincinnati.

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